Sometimes you may not want all of the pages you have to appear in your menu. Maybe you have a lot of pages that are related to your shopping cart, but not related to your blog. There is an easy way to exclude those pages from your pages menu. If you have a self hosted WordPress blog, you can use a plugin called Exclude Pages to exclude certain pages from your pages menu. Just go to add plugins in your admin panel. Type in Exclude Pages in the search bar. Install the plugin. Once the plugin is installed, you will be able to go to your pages and check a button indicating whether or not you want that page to appear in your menu.
The biggest marketing tip I can give you is to be consistent. I know there are days you don’t feel like making a single post. You may not feel like posting about your business to Facebook. Remember that people don’t go online everyday. The day you don’t post could be the day that your ideal client comes online looking for your service or product. It doesn’t have to be an extravagant post. Just remember to keep talking to people about what you do. Someone’s going to bite eventually.
Today’s tutorial came from a question posted by a member of my Facebook group. This member had two questions. 1. How do I make the home page of my blog a static page? 2. How do readers access my blog from the static page? I knew the answer to the first question, but I had to do some digging to find the answer to the second question. While I was doing my digging, the question was answered in the group. I wanted to make things a bit clearer, so I decided to write a blog post explaining the process. So here goes.
Social media is a great platform to gain new clientele. Facebook groups filled with writers are a good place to start. Within these groups you will find others within your niche and those that require your specific skill set. This can lead to long term relationships, guest blogging opportunities, and referrals being sent your way.
Networking With Bloggers In Facebook Groups
Getting to know a few bloggers is a good thing. Each blogger has their own approach as to how to be successful. Sharing tips with each other is a helpful way to build a solid reputation in a group. This can lead to guest blogging opportunities. Most blogs ask for an author bio, within this bio you can add a link to your own blog. Those that read the entry are welcome to contact you directly for your writing or business services.
Well I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later. I wound up in Facebook jail. They prevented me from adding new friends or sending messages to people that weren’t already on my friends list. This created a major headache this past week because I use Facebook primarily for business. I get a lot of writing work through Facebook and it was a hassle not being able to add people to my friend list or contact them.
Okay I know I said I wouldn’t stress out about Page Rank. However, I am concerned about the search engine position my blog gets. It used to be number one in Google. It’s still on the first page, just not in the first position anymore (for the term learn small business). I’m wondering if the update that affected exact match domains had anything to do with that. Well I guess I will combat that by writing more content. That means that I will TRY to post everyday. I think I may wind up posting at least three times a week. We shall see. Stay tuned to this blog for more small business training.
I’m trying to blog everyday as part of a challenge issued by a marketer affectionately known as Dr. Mani. He challenged his subscribers to blog everyday. I’ve learned that this is a hard task. I’ve got a toddler and an erratic work schedule at my regular job. That makes it tough for me to schedule a set time to blog. Like right now, I’m so sleepy I’m about to fall asleep while typing this, but it is important to me to get back into my rhythm of publishing regularly (I slid into publishing whenever I felt like it after my daughter was born). So even though I’m sleepy, I have decided to write about something. Accountability is also important. If I hadn’t promised to Dr. Mani that I would blog everyday it would be really easy for me to just eat my dinner, play with my daughter and go to bed. So that’s my post for today. I know it’s not long. I’ll try to do better later in the week. *yawn* Good night.